Loving… Ma And Grandy

August 20, 2013 | Loving...

Ma and Grandy

Look at these fun cards from Ma And Grandy! Don’t you think they’d be such a joy to receive? I love that they’re so playful and unique, ready to brighten someone’s day :)

And I’m even more excited, because they’re designed and printed in Brisbane! They’re the work of graphic designer Natala Stuetz, and are available in her beautiful new store – Ma And Grandy.

Ma and Grandy

Head on over to Ma And Grandy to see the full range. Oh, and it’s free shipping within Australia.. bonus! :)  

Thanks Natala!

DIY Spotty Jars and Jewellery Dishes

May 9, 2013 | DIY

Mother’s Day is only a few days away now, and if you haven’t got Mum that perfect present yet, have I got a treat for you! :)

Please welcome Jasmine, a friend of mine and a fellow blogger who has put together this super cute and very easy DIY for you all! Jasmine’s blog, Scissors Paper Stone is so full of creative ideas, stories from her life, and even her secrets on where to find craft and baking supplies here in Singapore, so do drop by and say hi to her!

And now, the DIY – take it away Jasmine!

I really love DIYs that make use of items that I already have at home. This DIY uses nail polish and hole reinforcement stickers to create that polka dotted effect that we all love. The hardest part is probably deciding which ceramic or glass item is screaming for a new look!

All you need is:

Materials– hole reinforcement stickers
– nail polish
– glass jar or ceramic dish

So simple!

1. Stick the reinforcement stickers on the glass and make sure they are firmly stuck on.

2. Paint a coat of nail polish and leave it to dry. Paint a second coat if you would prefer a darker effect.

3. Once all the dots are painted, leave it to dry for a few hours. Once it is dry, carefully remove the reinforcement stickers.

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And that’s it!

I’ve used it here as a sweet little vase, but you could also put a candle inside as a votive, or even store some pencils in it on your desk. And in case glass jars aren’t your thing, this technique also works on ceramics!

I just used a couple of plain white dishes to create some cute spotty catch-alls for around the house – they’re perfect for storing stationery or even as a jewellery dish on your nightstand! And in case you’re wanting to go a bit more bold – why not try gold nail polish on black!

The options are endless, try mixing and matching different nail polish colours (neon anyone?) and different sized jars and bowls.. and most of all, have fun with it!

And last but not least, some final notes:

– If you make a mistake, dip a cotton bud in nail polish remover and gently remove the nail polish and start again.
– Due to the toxic nature of nail polish, please do not use the finished item for serving food.

Inspired by a spotty Fossil bag

January 7, 2013 | Inspired by...

You’d have to know that anything with “spotty” and “Fossil” in the same sentence would be a winner in my eyes! Yep, I’m in love with this bag.

Isn’t she lovely? AND it even comes in a pale blue and red combination too.. be still my heart.

SO, let’s put it together with an outfit, shall we? I chose to go with a fairly neutral scheme.. I already own a pair of pants in this colour (and adore them) so thought it’d be a good place to start :)

What do you think? What would you wear it with?

Clockwise from top left: Cute Breton Stripe Crew Neck from Maison Scotch, Hepcat Shades from Madewell, Key-per Flap Bag from Fossil, Jiselle Flats by Tony Bianco, Lightweight Pima Cotton Chino from Maison Scotch, Heather Stainless Steel Watch from Fossil.